Keeping things whole – poem interpretation

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  • Keeping Things Whole
    by Mark Strand
    In a field
    I am the absence
    of field.
    This is
    always the case.
    Wherever I am
    I am what is missing.
    When I walk
    I part the air
    and always
    the air moves in   
    to fill the spaces
    where my body’s been.
    We all have reasons
    for moving.
    I move
    to keep things whole.
    (Font made by myself:)